Oct 01, 2019

Increase Your Sales By Accepting These Payment Options

Are Americans becoming more “cash-averse”? According to Bankrate.com, 1 in 10 Americans do not carry cash on a daily basis. A survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates discovered more telling data that said 78 percent of Americans carried less than $50 in paper money and 49% carried less than $20 daily. Those that choose not to carry any money...

Sep 30, 2019

6 Reasons You Should Be Using Multiple Merchant Accounts

The old way of thinking is to have one merchant account per business. Anything more than that seemed like a headache. But times are changing and if you want the best services at the lowest prices, having multiple merchant accounts can help you achieve it all. This is especially true if you are a high-risk business. It may seem like...

Sep 30, 2019

Understanding Network Tech Support Payment Processing

Setting your network tech support business up to accept payments from your clients is a hugely important part of company operations. And being a cash or check-only business is simply no longer an option. In fact, a majority of transactions are being completed with debit or credit cards. When providing your tech support services, it’s important to offer your customers...

Sep 30, 2019

Fraudulent Account Takeovers Increase in the UK

Account takeover cases in the UK are on the rise. An account takeover is a form of identity theft where criminals illegally access bank accounts, credit cards, or online e-commerce accounts with the use of bots or other techniques. Once they have access, they can illegally shop and carry out fraudulent transactions from the compromised accounts. During the first half...

Sep 30, 2019

The EMB Payment Gateway: A Robust and Flawless Solution

Payment gateways are a merchant service that processes credit card purchases for online businesses as well as brick and mortar retail shops. Some of the most popular and well known payment gateways include PayPal, Square and Stripe. Another way of describing a payment gateway is that it’s very much like a cash register that processes electronic transactions.  Like physical cash...

Sep 30, 2019

House of Reps Vote (SAFE Banking Act) to Approve Cannabis Banking

September 25th, 2019 was a historic moment for Marijuana merchants and cannabis lovers when the House of Representatives—for the first time in US history— voted to allow cannabis enterprises access to banks. The move is a significant milestone in the race towards decriminalizing the marijuana industry and giving cannabis retailers an equal chance in the marketplace. To the surprise of...

Sep 27, 2019

E-checks Are Paperless and Convenient, But Are They Safe?

eChecks are arguably the most popular form of payment among US consumers. They are also a great solution for high risk merchants because they are known to increase sales and profits. By definition, eChecks are simply an electronic form of a paper check that gets processed through the Automatic Clearing House (ACH) network. When customers get ready to pay via...

Sep 27, 2019

Get Processing with a Continuity Subscription Merchant Account

The Subscription Economy continues to show signs of robust health and growth.  Zuora, a leading cloud-based subscription management platform has released the biannual “Subscription Economy Index” which measures the health of subscription businesses and its impact on the overall economy. In the last seven years, the companies that were featured from North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific have seen their sales...

Sep 27, 2019

Advantages of Having The Best Age Verification Software

According to a Statista report in 2017, ecommerce brought in about $2.3 trillion dollars in sales and is expected to hit a whopping $4.5 trillion by the year 2021. Just in the US, ecommerce made up 10% of retail sales. And it doesn’t stop there, this figure is expected to grow up to 15% every year. There is no doubt...

Sep 20, 2019

7 Things You Should Know About Having a High Risk Merchant Account

The High Risk Merchant Account: The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly. High risk merchant accounts can be fraught with complexities and difficulties. It is crucial that you are fully informed of its trappings and unscrupulous practices before you sign your contract. To help you, here are 7 things you need to know before you apply for a High...

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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